Carotid artery stenting is a minimally invasive technique for treating carotid artery disease or blockages in the arteries of your neck going to your brain. Severe blockages in these arteries can increase your risk of having a stroke.
During the procedure, a small tube called a catheter is inserted into the artery in your groin, which is then threaded up to the carotid arteries. Contrast dye is then injected into the arteries to visualize any blockages.
If there are any severe blockages, the doctor can then fix them by advancing a deflated balloon into the obstructed artery and inflating it to relieve the narrowing, and then placing a stent to keep the blood vessel open.
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